Animal Moms + Babies: Dog & Leopard, Pig & Tiger Cubs, Bulldog & Orangutan (3 videos)

Maybe humans could learn a thing or two about cooperation from these unexpected animal families. These animals often seem to get along surprisingly well with other species who, left in the wild, might rather eat than feed them.

The first of these videos shows a dog who’s adopted a leopard cub, and then a piglet. On page 2 you’ll see a pig turning the tables and mothering tiger cubs. And page 3 features a bulldog who’s babysitting an orangutan. Pretty cool.

Dog Adopts a Leopard Baby and Piglet

Spice, a Jack Russell terrier, has adopted a leopard baby that had been rejected by his mother. But that’s not all — along comes a potbellied piglet that was the runt of his litter and needs a new home.

At last, three happy individuals have a new family.

The tables are turned in the video on page 2 as a pig adopts tiger cubs.

Photo credit: Yvonne in Willowick Ohio

Now a Pig Mothers Tiger Cubs

Does that inspire you? Letís turn the tables.

Here a pig adopts tiger cubs. Maybe she thought originally that she was suckling all piglets. Then it turned out that two were actually baby tigers.

No matter. A big family is a happy family.

Next up, on page 3, a bulldog babysits a tiny orangutan.

Photo credit: Ke Wynn

Bulldog Babysits an Orangutan

A baby orangutan is too young to join the other orangutans. He needs a babysitter.

What does he get? A bulldog.

See how well the bulldog takes care of him. They kiss each other.

What? Are babysitters supposed to do that? No matter, they both seem pretty happy.

Photo credit: eschipul

More Animal Videos:
Unlikely Animal Buddies
Orangutan and Hound Dog Become Best Friends
Elephant and Dog: Best Friends


Cheryl B.
Cheryl B5 years ago


K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Celine V.
Celine V6 years ago

Malone is so beautiful...
The dog so kind!
Enjoyed the 3 videos...Thank you!

Charles B.
Charles B6 years ago

That's just wonderful.
Amazing to see the three together!

Yvonne S.
Yvonne S6 years ago

Another fantastic video. Wouldn't it be great if human beings could get on that well?

Lin Moy
Lin M6 years ago

I love pigs

Tharon M.
Tharon M7 years ago

I just loved the baby orangutan, Malone, & his very sturdy loveable babysitter Bugsy, Wow that is so cute. But is Malone 6 years old. Surely must be younger than that, maybe 6 months, Can some enlighten me, is that a misprint on video clip?

Tharon M.
Tharon M7 years ago

Well, sort of inspiring, but, I didn't like to see the mother pig so confined. Maybe & hopefully this is not how she is 24/7. I found this I little odd really. But cute little babies.

Rochat Sylvie
Sylvie Rochat7 years ago

I love

valda p.
valda p7 years ago

What a lovely story,and so nice to see how animals can accept one another,if only we humans could do the same.